There’s been quite a bit of talk about trading partners providing Point of Sale information with their suppliers. So what is POS and why is it important? There are there are several ways that POS data is used -
Well, we’re at the end of the first quarter of 2011. The economy is looking better. You’ve got your 2011 projects underway. For many of you, you read a few of my articles in the last 4 -5 months and have decided that one of the projects would be add more suppliers to your Electronic Trading program, add another transaction to your library of EDI documents. Or maybe you’ve committed to management that you’ll support a new method of orders or distribution, such as Factory Direct or Cross Dock. Now you’ve realized “how am I going to get this done?”
I want to use this article to expanded further on my article in November and December regarding Ecommerce (Vendor Direct to Consumer) by exploring two areas that are inherent to Direct/Drop ship and that’s manage Changes and Returns.
2010 is now behind us; many had a good holiday season while others, no so much. Regardless, it’s a new calendar year and time to start working on those 2011 projects. For some of you these projects will include the items that I’ve written on over the last 12 months such as –
As the end of the year has been approaching I see a definite interest in E-commerce activity within the retail sector as an initiative for 2011. Some, has to do with retailers continuing to support E-commerce via their Distribution Centers while others are looking at working with Factory direct shipments to the .com consumer.